The Electoral Machine: Explaining Naveen Patnaik’s unparalleled electoral success in Odisha even in the face of TsuNaMo
Naveen Patnaik won 12 out of 21 parliamentary constituencies and 112 out of 147 assembly constituencies, a loss of a meagre 5 seats from his 2014 tally. So what explains this unparalleled success of Naveen babu in Indian politics?
What if Narendra Modi were not swearing in as Prime Minister today?
According to the Election Commission (EC), the voter turnout for the 2019 elections was the highest ever, with a record 67.11% turnout, as compared to the 66.40% in 2014.
Shashi Tharoor, people didn’t vote for Congress. Not because they were selfish, but because they were smart
Finally, Shashi Tharoor admits NYAY would have picked pockets of hardworking middle-class taxpayers.
If Atishi Marlena is so qualified, why didn't AAP send her to Rajya Sabha instead of two nondescript and opportunist businessmen
Raja Ram Mohan Roy was a product of his circumstances and viewing his words and actions in their proper context is important.
The nation has ousted Rahul Gandhi. With the thumping victory of PM Modi and Rahul's Congress being reduced to a paltry 52 seats, the country has given a strong message.
PM Modi is inching towards closing the Upper Caste-Dalit divide and some people just couldn’t be more upset
We are at a seminal moment in India’s history. The divide between Hindus and Dalits is closing.
Rahul Gandhi’s campaign was a disgrace, only slaves and assorted pen-pushers will see it as principled and passionate
Rahul Gandhi has been stripped of his made-in-Thailand shining armour and the op-eds by pen-pushers eulogising him don't make sense
The much talked about Gurugram 'hate crime' has turned out to be another instance where a crime was deliberately peddled to have been motivated by religious hatred without any basis in fact.
The time has changed. This country has drawn new red lines. If you continue operating in the manner that you are, you will perish. And I for one, won’t miss you.
The 2019 election would go down as a watershed moment, a tectonic shift in Indian politics.
Rahul Gandhi and Congress might insult Veer Savarkar now, but this is what Indira Gandhi had to say about the freedom fighter
Indira Gandhi is on record saying as Prime Minister: “Savarkar’s defiance of the British government has its own place in the freedom struggle.”
The imperial narrative and the imperial hegemony are inseparable. For the colonialist hungry for regime changes, it is essential to establish a 'supremacist' and 'saviour' narrative.
It is of paramount importance that Narendra Modi delivers on certain core fronts to prevent disenchantment among the ideological electorate.
In 2014, Modi steamrolled the opposition, because they were dead on arrival. He won 282 seats. In 2019, opposition and media had more ammunition to attack him. He wins 303 seats.
Gujarat categorically and vehemently rejects Congress second time in a row in Lok Sabha elections. Here is why
It was wrong to interpret that Congress' better performance in Gujarat state assembly selection meant that the state was ready for a Congress government
Congress has made a big mistake by trying to swim ashore for 2024 on the shoulders of Rahul Gandhi.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s myopic excuse for loss: Rahul was left alone, other leaders didn’t chant ‘chowkidar chor hai’ enough
It appears clear that the senior leaders of the Congress do not trust the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.
Gautam Gambhir, BJP's winning candidate from East Delhi took to Twitter to condemn the incident of a Gurugram man beaten up and allegedly forced to chant 'Jai Shree Ram'.
A look at what the return of Narendra Modi with an overwhelming mandate might mean to different people.
With the left looking irrelevant, the right needs to get its act together.
An atheist Indian liberal writes to PM Modi on what he wishes for in the next five years
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress faltered in building a narrative, Modi-Shah worked towards ground reality
Narendra Modi’s aggressive campaigning and Amit Shah’s strategic abilities have given BJP the unprecedented victory
Scratch a ‘feminist’, find a sexist ‘poet’ who passes off his sexism under the garb of artistic liberty
An image of a rotten orange was used by a journalist on Instagram to depict a 'woman' who has had 'many lovers'
Congress ecosystem kept saying that while Mayawati will take Muslim and Dalit votes, Akhilesh will take Yadav votes, and Congress will help defeat BJP by stealing away 'upper caste' votes.
Congress keeps sinking, but shows no sign of detaching itself from the deadweight of Nehru-Gandhi dynasty
In Western UP, 21 of the 22 Congress candidates have lost deposits, meaning they could not even get 1/6th of the total votes polled. Congress stalwarts like Salman Khurshid and Raj Babbar have lost their deposits.
What keeps the BJP juggernaut together and drives it? Ideology.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav dismisses party’s TV panellists, asks media houses not to invite any party leader for debates
After the humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party not to participate in TV debates, Akhilesh Yadav fires all party panellists